The Mercedes-Benz R107 roadsters were produced from 1971 through to 1989, being the longest single series ever produced by the firm, (apart from the G-Wagen). They were sold under the SL-Class and SLC-Class model names, respectively. The R107 replaced the W113 SL-Class in 1972 and was replaced by the R129 SL-Class in 1989.
The R107 took the chassis components of the mid-size Mercedes-Benz W114 model and mated them to the larger engines from the S-Class. The W 107 chassis is also referred to as "R 107" for "Reihe" (series). The series comprised SL and SLC models.
The SL variant was a 2-seat convertible/roadster with standard soft top and hardtop. The SLC (technically C107) derivative was a 2 door hardtop coupe, with usable rear seats and in effect an SL stretched 10 inches (254 mm) with a fixed roof. Although some may air this car as an 'SL coupe'- though technically it might be, but in the real world it was an S-class coupe (modern day CL), replacing the former saloon-based 280/300SE coupe in Mercedes' lineup. The SLC was replaced earlier than the SL, in 1981, with a much larger model, the 380SEC.
The 107 chassis had the longest run of any Mercedes chassis, 18 years from 1971 to 1989. Some 237,000 107 chassis SL's were built. About two thirds were sold in the USA. These 107 cars are larger, heavier and more costly than the European counterparts.
This stunning Nautic Blue 420 SL was delivered new its first lady owner of Hyde Park Crescent in July 1986 and was registered on its current registration number. Since then this example has had extraordinary maintenance and care, the car today is presented in its original colour with the desirable rear seat option and with a superb file of MOTs and service records which validate the cars odometer reading of 62,000 miles. The Cars original service book shows a consistent and service near Full Mercedes Benz service history, most rare for cars of this type. As a result of this high level of maintenance and care the car is presented in stunning condition, the paintwork, trim and mechanicals are all in remarkable condition and this is certainly a car that wants for nothing. The car has passed through 8 owners in nearly 30 years including very recently two extremely well renowned classic car collectors. This 420 SL is a very capable and refined motorcar and one of the most useable classic cars.
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